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MEYER, John A. 1892-1977


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/10/2014 at 13:52:06

Former Sheriff John A. Meyer Died Saturday

John A. Meyer, 84, who was Grundy County Sheriff 18 years, died Saturday night, June 4, at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 1977, at the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Rev. Wiert Eekhoff officiated. Mrs. LeRoy Cakerice played organ interludes "How Great Thou Art" and "In The Garden". Ushers were George Hauser and Floyd Rouse. Mrs. Ernest Blythe and Mrs. Marvin DeVries were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Pallbearers were Woodrow Lindaman, Oran Meyer, Robert Funnell, Duane Meyer, Jake Lindaman, and Ernest Haack. Leonard Ralston, Paul Rouse and T. J. Heronimus provided cars for the family.

Following the committal service at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church cemetery, relatives and friends returned to the church for a period of fellowship and refreshments. A memorial fund has been established.

With the exception of two years, John had been a resident of Grundy county all of his life. He was born December 27, 1892 in Colfax township, Grundy county, Iowa, the son of Arend and Trientje Meyer. At the age of 10 years, the Meyer family moved to Wellsburg where John attended school. He also attended Ellsworth college at Iowa Falls.

On October 17, 1917, he was united in marriage to Dena Boldt at the home of her parents in Holland. Following their marriage they farmed near Holland nine years. They then moved to Holland where they were engaged in a retail business.

John was a State Conservation Officer for this area six years. He became a candidate for Grundy County Sheriff, was elected to office and served as sheriff for 18 years, retiring in 1960. After spending two years in Arizona the family returned to Grundy Center.

He became a resident of the Long Term Care unit of the hospital March 22, 1977.

John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had also been a member of the Isaac Walton League and the Iowa Police Officer's Ass'n.

He is survived by his wife, Dena, one son, William Meyer of Minneapolis, two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Byrna Rae) Custer of What Cheer and Mrs. Robert (Darilyn Dee) Hale of Iowa City, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and five sisters. He was the last member of his family.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 June 1977, pg 1-2


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